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  • IOI@50 Celebrations: Presentation of a token of appreciation from IOI to HE George Vella, President of Malta; 17th June 2022: REPORT
  • IOI@50 Celebrations: 2022 Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture, 19th May, Dalhousie University, organised by IOI Canada: REPORT 


  • UN Ocean Conference, Lisbon; Highlight on Side Events with IOI participation: ANNOUNCEMENT
  • New Director for IOI South Africa, Ms Judy Beaumont and IOI Focal Point in Chile, Dr Nicolas Ojeda Javala: ANNOUNCEMENT
  • IOI is represented at the Twenty-second meeting of the UN ICP on Oceans and the Law of the Sea: "Ocean observing", 6 - 10 June 2022: REPORT
  • Exhibition “My Seas, My Oceans” Palais des Nations, Geneva Switzerland: REPORT 

Ocean Training and Education Opportunities:

  • 8th Training Programme on the Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea; 16 - 27 May 2022, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and in Hybrid mode: REPORT
  • IOI Ocean Academy, registrations now open for Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa; Successfully completed: Maldives, India, Black and Mediterranean Seas
  • IOI Germany Summer School: Ocean Governance for Sustainable Marine Ecosystems, Online, 19th – 30th September: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


  • IOI hybrid side-event during UNCTAD’s 4th Oceans Forum on Trade-Related Aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14; Reflections on the Bridgetown Covenant and UNCTAD 15 outcomes: The role of knowledge-based institutions in achieving common aims through capacity development, 6th April 2022; Organised as an event of the IOI’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations: REPORT

News and Reports: 

  • IOI Training Workshop on Basic Concepts of Ocean Governance for Early Career Ocean Practitioners, with a focus on the African Seas; Online, 29 & 31 March; 5 & 7 April 2022: REPORT
  • IOI OCEAN ACADEMY courses COMING UP (the Maldives and Singapore)  and SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED (Kazakhstan and Singapore): ANNOUNCEMENT and REPORT
  • Challenges of Sustainable Blue Economy in Marine Trade, Science and Aquaculture during vICOMSA; 8th March 2022, Online; Special Session Organised as a special event of the 50th anniversary of the IOI: REPORT
  • WEBINAR on the “Economic Valuation of Coastal Ecosystems” organised by the IOI Focal Point in INDONESIA; Online; 9th March, 2022: REPORT
  • Preview of some IOI Network preparations for World Oceans Day 8th June 2022: REPORT


  • On the 50th Anniversary of the IOI, a Message from the Honorary President IOI, Dr Awni Behnam
  • The IOI OCEAN ACADEMY: Ocean Knowledge for all, Programme launched as part of the IOI 50th Anniversary

News and Reports: 

  • Launch of the World Ocean Review 7; The Ocean, Guarantor of Life – Sustainable Use, Effective Protection 
  • IOI Thailand Training Centre: MOU signed with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR); New Director Dr Anuwat Nateewathana appointed 
  • IOI Malta Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas; 
  • IOI Training Course on Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics; Offered by IOI Brazil with the support of IOI Costa Rica; 

 Training and Education Opportunities:

  • ONLINE: Master of Arts in Ocean Governance, offered via distance learning by the University of Malta in partnership with the IOI, starting October 2022; APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN; Early Bird Discount
  • The IOI OCEAN ACADEMY: Free Online modules available in Turkish, Russian languages; APPLY NOW
  • Special IOI Session during ICOMSA: Challenges of Sustainable Blue Economy in Marine Trade, Science and Aquaculture; 8th March 2022, 08:00 – 09:10 CET, Online; REGISTER 

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